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Block 24

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  336 Ratings  ·  120 Reviews
A re-emergence of the past…

Natalie Clarke might be spiteful at best and vicious at worst, but was that reason enough for Phillip Gise to leave her lonely and diseased? Fortunately, she has a set of devious plans that just might keep her busy enough to forget her present situation.

Guy Lewis has played Best Friend Extraordinaire to Natalie since grade school, supporting her
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published May 2013
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Karina Halle
Feb 11, 2014 Karina Halle rated it it was amazing
I can't even.

This is so well-written, so masterfully done, that it blew my jaded mind.

Evan Tyler is my hero. This book is genius - it's not NA or whatever the fuck genre you want to call it. This is a character study of three (maybe four) individuals.

This is riveting, carefully-crafted, page-turning LITERATURE.

This belongs on the shelves of every book store...or, at the very least, on your Kindle and in your head.
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance/Dark Read

Two sets of sisters. Two different generations. Multiple stories.
Love.
Hate.
War.
Tragedy.
This is Block 24.

Bare with me, pleeease bare with me. I apologize if my review is all over the place, I just could not help it once I started typing it just poured out of me. This book has me twisted up in an emotional tails spin. I cried often while reading. There are certain parts of Block 24 t
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Brandi
Apr 23, 2013 Brandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emotional
"Pity those who have a choice of freedom and choose to live in the prisons they create with their own hands."

Block 24 is a complex read. It's painful, riveting, emotional, and beautifully crafted. Written in multiple POV's you find yourself immersed in an authentic, thought provoking story that spans generations.

And with a tempering fire, discovered that love may make good from evil.

First you meet, Natalie. An ambitious young woman struggling to grab hold of something. Learning early in life
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Beatrix
Feb 11, 2014 Beatrix rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone, really
Recommended to Beatrix by: Karina Halle
It had taken breaking the rules for him to realize that he needed them. Maybe he had to experience the opposite of love to realize how valuable love was and how it didn’t come at the price of one’s soul.


Block 24 surprised me, in the sense that I expected one thing and got something completely different. The more I read, the more I loved it. Towards the end, I couldn’t part with the book. I finished it in 6 hours, it’s what my e-reader says.

The story is divided into two parts. We have two s
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A. Bookzilla.
If there's one word I would use to describe Evan Tyler's writing, it's brutal. If you've read A Happy Accident, you'll know why. Things that happen in her stories are realistic and she doesn't conform to your typical HEA. A Happy Accident broke my heart, but so did Block 24, although in a different way.

It's not a light read at all - for those who don't get it from the blurb it's partly a story about the Holocaust and Auschwitz - a young prisoner and a Nazi soldier fall in love, and partly a cont
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4.5 - Moving - Stars

Too many thoughts after reading this. Holy Shizz! Semi-serious review coming your way…Honestly I feel that Adina’s story deserves 10 stars, Natalie’s story maybe 3. This is by no way an easy, light read. Some people may hate it. I’m not one for history but I was captivated with the way Adina’s story was told and my heart broke for everything that happened to her during their time on Block 24.

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Character rundown :
Natalie: Heroine who is insecure and conniving.

Julia: Natalie
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Amy (Foxy)
I'm not going to lie... I'm little nervous to read this one.

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Sara
Jun 02, 2013 Sara rated it it was amazing
Block 24 was amazing. I am a huge fan of Ms. Tyler's writing. Her words are so beautiful and well written that I sometimes forget that I am reading a new indie author and not a seasoned, traditionally published one. Her words are poetry, magical. They take you someplace entirely different from where you are and keep you there long after you have put down the story.

Block 24 weaves a hauntingly beautiful picture of past and present, grandmother and granddaughter. Both of their stories envelope you
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Robin
5+ Stars! If you are looking for rainbows and unicorns, look elsewhere. This may not sound promising, but please keep reading this review. Block 24 is a brilliant work of literature. It is a character study, historical fiction and romance all wrapped up into one fantastic read. Within the pages of Block 24, we learn about characters and events of the past and see how they parallel, compare and contrast with those of the present.

Julia Clarke films her grandmother as she narrates her personal stor
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Elaine
Mar 08, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, moving and very well written

This is an unusual story in as far as there are 3 different stories at once going on.
First we have Natalie Clarke, successful twenty six year old who has just spilt with her boyfriend Philip for reasons unknown until later in the book.
Natalie wants to succeed and will do everything to make sure that happens. She wants to show also she doesn't need Philip.
Julia is her sister, they are estranged and Guy is Natalie's best friend.
But for me the main part of th
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Heather
I am in absolute awe. I am envious at such potent talent in writing.

Everything came full circle in this book. The characters are so far from black and white, they are a prism of color. There is no guessing what will come next, because you can't. Even if you think you know, you don't.

I don't know what to say that will effectively put into words what I am thinking and feeling after reading this book. This author is simply phenomenal. Her writing is possibly more sacred to me than one of my all-t
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Michelle Finkle
Jun 11, 2013 Michelle Finkle rated it it was amazing
Amazingly complex, I knew I was working toward something spectacular with so many intricate pieces fitting together along the way. This story is a gut wrenching parallel journey that spans generations and proves that lessons learned aren't lessons lost. The author's writing style is shear brilliance that can only be matched by the genius of her mind. I've never highlighted so many profound passages in a book before. Block 24 is a phenomenal read and I highly recommend it.
Sandra Cortez
Jan 09, 2014 Sandra Cortez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I can't believe I never wrote a review! I came into this one with HIGH expectations and I can honesty say Block 24 met and surpassed them beyond measure. If you are a reader appreciative of words, writing brilliance, art and non formula reads you will devour this book! Highly recommend.
Elizabeth Banks
Five DEEP, EPIC Stars

People read for many different reasons. I personally don't get to read as much as I would like to, so when I do read, I read for the purpose of discovery. I like fluff here and there, but most times, I like books that are pretty well-rounded.

Block 24 is one of those books that reminds me why I read.

This book can't really be summed up as historical or contemporary. It is romantic, but it is also very thoughtful in a non-fantasy way. It has its sexy moments. It has its sad mom
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Kara
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BLOCK 24, by Evan Tyler was an amazing read that was so exceptional I’m having a hard time thinking of words that could possibly do it justice. It was unique, but at the same time, so raw and realistic that NO ONE could read this book and walk away without feeling a multitude of emotions. I felt a whole freaking gamut from sadness, to sympathy, hatred, disgust, remorse, annoyance, happiness, outrage, amazement – God, I could go on and on… Any book that can evoke that much emotion from its reader
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Barbie
Mar 14, 2013 Barbie rated it it was amazing
Review to come but for now, perfection.
Alison Bailey
Apr 09, 2014 Alison Bailey rated it it was amazing
I didn't know much about Block 24 when I picked it up except that I knew part of it dealt with Auschwitz. I like to go into a book blind sometimes. Another thing about me is I tend to gravitate toward stories set in the present time. I've never been a big fan of stories that took place way back in the past. Block 24 changed that for me. I'm not sure where to start with this book. This review may end up sounding like random ramblings.

Block 24 is one of the best books I've read. Why? So many reas
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Karen111
Feb 12, 2014 Karen111 rated it really liked it
This is a strange one that I'll be thinking about for a while after. 3 stars for the Natalie story, and 5 stars for the Adina story - so 4 stars overall. This book really appealed to me as it was something different, plus World War II (and in particular The Holocaust) is something that I'm always interested in reading about.

Natalie and Julie are sisters. Natalie is a total bitch throughout the whole book, and treats her best friend, boyfriend and Julie like pieces of shit, for no other reason ot
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Melissa Brown
Oct 07, 2013 Melissa Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-shelf
Are you looking for something completely unique? Then I honestly can't recommend this book any more than I do. It's unique, different, captivating, mysterious, romantic, heartbreaking and so beautifully written that I was sad when it ended. I wanted more of this story, of these characters (especially Adina---I fell in love with her and her story).

Evan Tyler is one of the most talented writers I've had the pleasure of reading. I can't wait to read her other book, A Happy Accident, and anything el
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Crysti Perry
Jun 28, 2013 Crysti Perry rated it it was amazing
Different, and thankfully so.
When you read as much as I do, few books surprise you. Every book seems to have a familiar taste. Not Block 24. Ms. Tyler obviously did hours upon hours of research before she put the proverbial pen to paper. This book is so real, raw, tender, yet harsh, ugly but still beautiful. The story, the lives held between the pages of this book are so intricately and brilliantly woven together to form the masterpiece that is Block 24. I apologize for not having brilliant word
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Jaime
Sep 28, 2013 Jaime rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those looking for something different.
5 Stars (For Hans and Adina only)

I don't think i've ever read a book like this before.It is not a happy fluffy book but dark and shows the horrible side to humanity.I hated Natalie i didn't like her and sort of glossed over her parts , preferring the past .The part with Hans and Adina broke my heart it was very hard to read at times but i couldn't put the book down.It's amazing how those two found love in such a horrible place.I think Hans might be one of my favourite male characters, he was jus
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Kis
Oct 04, 2016 Kis rated it really liked it
Ahhhh, eu não estava com vontade de falar nada sobre esse livro, mas... É diferente, conflitante, cru, choque, ódio, amor tudo junto e misturado. Foi uma leitura no escuro, pois nada me foi dito sobre ele. Foi uma surpresa que me agradou.
Rebecca
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Missy
Aug 28, 2013 Missy rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing! So many stories in one and loved how it all came together. I really felt the characters emotions. Definitely a must read!
Serena
Feb 09, 2014 Serena rated it it was amazing
Block 24 is a book that will stay with me for a very long time. The characters are beautifully flawed and real. The writing is raw, emotional and will keep you yearning for more. When I first picked up Block 24, I was not sure how Evan was going to be able to weave three different storylines into a book and keep my interest. Boy was I wrong. The stories flowed effortlessly, giving just enough away each time to keep me frantically turning the pages. When she writes about Auschwitz, you are truly ...more
Krystle *K&M's Book Haven*
Jan 04, 2014 Krystle *K&M's Book Haven* rated it it was amazing
Block 24 was a very unique, intense story which I would recommend to anyone and everyone looking for something deep, dark and absolutely genius. I read this as part of my NOLA reading spree and couldn’t put my feelings into words. Even now, weeks later, nothing I say could possibly do this gem even a bit of justice.

Block 24 has many different story lines all intertwined, each very different yet somewhat the same. It is not your traditional love story all wrapped up pretty and delivered with a bo
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Angie
Feb 18, 2014 Angie rated it it was amazing
Block 24 is the story of Adina Mortkowicz recalling her time spent in the brothel, Block 24, in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. She spent some time there with her younger sister, Avigail, who she desperately tried to protect and a close family friend named Jakob Adler, it wasn't just for women.

Adina and Avigail befriended a young SS soldier who favoritized the girls and did his best to keep men from visiting them. Adina's story is captured on camera by her granddaughter, Julia. Block 24 goes ba
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Mollie
Feb 07, 2014 Mollie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in 3rd person and having multiple POVs, this story follows Adina and her granddaughter Natalie: Adina, as she film documents her survival in Auschwitz's Block 24 and Natalie, as she struggles with her personal life choices.
While reading this, I just didn't understand why this book wasn't only about Adina's survival in Auschwitz. I could have read forever about her past. I was floored with the writing. Adina's account of her life in the brothel brought tears to my eyes. That part, I love
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Jaime
Feb 09, 2014 Jaime rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Block 24.
Brilliant.
Beautiful.
Evan is a literary genius. After my month long book rut, this was a suggested group read. I was hooked immediately. Hook, line, and sink. An emotionally gripping story that I was not able to put down. I took my time, reading it, digesting it like a fine wine. Evan created characters that were layered thick. Characters that grow, others that conquer; you have characters that are the anchors, and others that sink: characters that are takers and givers. All of which are
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Andra Colman
Feb 11, 2014 Andra Colman rated it really liked it
This was a different book for me and it's hard to articulate my feelings about it. For the first 75% of the book, I dreaded reading what I read. I could feel the train wrecks coming, and while they weren't surprising, they were still very sad and depressing. At times, I actually had to put this book down. It wasn't a page turner for me until the last 40-50 pages so I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. Truth be told, I'm not sure if it's 4 or 3.5 stars. This book was tough to read but well done. I'm g ...more
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